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Looking for veteran employment  success stories for motivation that a successful transition is within grasp?

It’s not easy forging a new path on your own. And the path to a successful career can be daunting.

Don’t panic.

Other veterans just like you  have been here before and have succeeded. Here are their  success stories.

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  • USMC veteran owns food truck

The Vet Chef: USMC Veteran Aims for Fleet of Food Trucks

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

USMC Veteran Kyle Gourlie spent his 20th birthday in Iraq. As the final weeks of his seventh-month tour as a machine gunner approached, the Humvee he was atop of was blown up in Ramadi. That ...

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  • Veteran Owned Businesses

8 Best Industries for Veteran-Owned Businesses

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen an influx of military veterans transitioning their skills to entrepreneurship. In fact, according to the United States Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, there are approximately 2.52 million ...

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  • hot franchise opportunities for veterans

Ever thought about owning your own business? Start here.

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

SPONSORED As a U.S. military veteran, you have a unique set of skills that sets you apart from the rest of the workforce. You may be wondering what’s next for you and your career. And ...

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  • Highest Paying Jobs

America’s 25 Highest Paying Jobs In 2017

August 24th, 2017|0 Comments

When it comes to work, there are two general ways of thinking: Find a way to get paid for what you love to do, or just make the most money you can as fast as ...

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9 Things Veterans Should Know Before Buying a Franchise

July 17th, 2017|0 Comments

When the G.I. Jobs team visits military installations to talk with transitioning service members, many of them share their dreams of starting their own business. Building a business from scratch is tough, even if you ...

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  • veteran entrepreneurship advice

Why The Military Is The Best Entrepreneurship Training Program In America

March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

This story was originally posted in Forbes on August 3, 2016 by Mark L. Rockefeller, Co-Founder & CEO   It has a proven track record of teaching leadership, strategic planning, creative problem-solving, task execution, and resiliency—all traits ...

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Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans 2017

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

If you’re passionate about computers, you’re in luck. Seven of the 2017 Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans are computer-related jobs – nearly one-third. Computers are hot, and if you’re looking for a high-paying ...

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Accountant & Auditor

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9-13% job growth between 2014-2024. Most accountants and auditors earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Becoming a Certified ...

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Computer Information Systems Manager

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 15% job growth between 2014-2024. Job security, anyone? Many organizations prefer at least a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science, as ...

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Customer Service Representative

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9-13% job growth between 2014-2024. High school diploma and on-the-job training. Good communications and computer skills are definitely required for this job, ...

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Operations Manager

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 5-8% job growth between 2014-2024 You’ll probably need a bachelor’s degree and leadership experience, but requirements will vary depending on the position, ...

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Computer Systems Analyst

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 14% job growth between 2014-2024. Many employers require a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science, but not all. If you have ...

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Software Application Developer

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 14% job growth between 2014-2024. Most employers will require a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, and experience. ...

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First-line Supervisor: Mechanics, Installers & Repairers

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 5-8% job growth between 2014-2024. You’ll need a high school diploma and related experience. Your military training, experience and leadership should put ...

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Human Resources Manager

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9% job growth between 2014-2024. A bachelor’s degree will work for many employers, although some may look for candidates with a graduate ...

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First-line Supervisor: Office & Administrative Workers

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 5-8% job growth between 2014-2024. Many employers require an associate or bachelor’s degree, along with experience. What They ...

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Sales Account Representative

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 6% job growth between 2014-2024. High school diploma or equivalent, although experience is preferred by some employers. Many will train you. Just ...

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Electrician

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 14% job growth between 2014-2024. If you don’t have this background from the military, you might want to consider a vocational school ...

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Cyber Security Analyst

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 18% job growth between 2014-2024 – smokin’ hot! Many positions will require a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. However, proven military ...

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Software Systems Developer

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 17% job growth between 2014-2024. You’ll probably need a bachelor’s degree in computer science, as well as strong programming skills. ...

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First-line Supervisor: Transportation, Material-Moving & Vehicle Operators

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 2-4% job growth between 2014-2024. High school diploma or equivalent, and experience. Military experience in this field? You’re golden. ...

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CDL Driver & Operator

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 5% job growth between 2014-2024. High school diploma or equivalent, plus a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). If you want to drive the ...

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Computer Hardware Engineer

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 3% job growth between 2014-2024, about 77,700 jobs. You’ll more than likely need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program to get ...

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First-line Supervisor: Construction & Trade Workers

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9-13% job growth between 2014-2024, faster than average. Some vocational schools and community colleges, and a growing number of universities, offer programs ...

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  • Automotive Careers For Veterans

Automotive Technician & Mechanic

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 5% job growth between 2014-2024. Most employers seek mechanics with formal training, be it via the military or a post-secondary program. Industry ...

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Aircraft/Aviation Technician

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 1% job growth between 2014-2024. You’ll need a mechanic’s certificate or a repairman’s certificate with appropriate rating from the FAA. Ultimately, you’ll ...

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Diesel Engine Specialist

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9-13% job growth between 2014-2024. If you have military training and experience, a Military Friendly® Employer wants to recruit you. Otherwise, employers ...

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Welder

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 4% growth between 2014-2024. High school diploma or equivalent, plus technical and on-the-job training. Training is available at community colleges and vocational ...

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Web Developer

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 27% (!) growth between 2014-2024. Ay, caramba! You can teach yourself to code, or you can go to a code school. You ...

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Sales: Financial Services

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 10% growth between 2014-2024. You may need a bachelor’s degree to get started in this career. An MBA isn’t a bad idea ...

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Registered Nurse

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 16% growth between 2014-2024, much faster than average. You’ll need to be licensed by the state where you want to practice. To ...

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Marketing Manager

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Median Annual Salary The BLS projects 9-13% growth between 2014-2024. Most marketing managers have at least a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or business. Some employers may require ...

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How You Can Get the Most Out of Owning Your Own Business

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Attention veterans and even military spouses! If military life has taught you how to execute procedures, has honed your leadership skills and convinced you that giving orders is better than receiving them—especially that last part—then ...

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What I Learned from Patriot Boot Camp

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

This post originally appeared on the Candl Blog on July 8, 2016 In June, I traveled to Austin, TX to attend an event called Patriot Boot Camp sponsored by TechStars. Patriot Boot Camp, or “PBC”, is a ...

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5 Proven Steps to Starting Your Veteran-Owned Business

September 15th, 2016|1 Comment

This article is an excerpt from the award-winning book, The Evolution of an Entrepreneur.  “Veteran entrepreneurs are America’s most untapped and highly skilled economic development resource that we should immediately start empowering.” - Jack Nadel  Since ...

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5 Essentials for Veterans Launching Technology Startups

September 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Military veteran Chuck Wallace began his career as a U.S. Air Force pilot, teaching undergraduates to fly planes in Texas. In 1999, after 12 years in the Air Force, he defied the odds, co-founding online ...

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  • veteran entrepreneur help

Are You A Veteran Entrepreneur Looking For Help? Read This First.

September 13th, 2016|0 Comments

“One of these days I’ll start my own veteran-owned business, but I need assistance.” This is a common thought a lot of aspiring veteran entrepreneurs have. But so few of us actually take the chance ...

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Join us for Vetrepreneur Week!

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Welcome to Vetrepreneur Week on G.I. Jobs! An online event with six webinar sessions and speakers: Session 1: Getting Started in Entrepreneurship Sep 12th @4 EST  Session 2: Building 3D Revenue (Predictable, Profitable, Scalable) Sep 13th @2 EST ...

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  • how to get funding for a veteran owned business

8 Ways to Fund Your Veteran-Owned Startup Right Now!

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Believe it or not, the military does an excellent job in preparing veterans to start and run their own businesses. As veterans, we learn a lot of skills that are very important to being a ...

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